Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 120 lbs
  • 5' 6"
  • New Britain CT
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Number of Surgeries 2
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
  • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Yes, under 1 month
  • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Sometimes
  • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Quite a bit
  • Chronicity 4 - 6 Months
  • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
  • Walking distance with leg pain 5 blocks
  • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
  • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
  • Pain when rising from a seated position A little better
  • Back-Pain while bending forward No pain
  • Leg-Pain while bending forward Mild
  • Pain while bending backward Stiff and limited motion with no pain
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis, Muscle Strain
  • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Depression, Insomnia

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Strengthening Exercises, Yoga, Stretching, Heat, Supportive Shoes, Mattress Change, Rest, Swimming, Medical Marijuana, Ice, Opioids
    Not Improved
    Walking/Hiking, Meditation, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, Pilates,
    Chiropractor, Cortisone Injection,

My condition affects every aspect of my life. Working, driving, outdoor activities, playing with my grandchildren. I also suffer from insomnia and depression and anxiety. Chronic pain controls every minute of every day. Like a throbbing toothache that won’t go away

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